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Space Affects The Human Body

When the now-retired astronaut got here, he was two inches taller, with deteriorated eyesight and feet so delicate he couldn’t walk, which was expected. But doctors also found that his brain had swollen and that some of his genetic material had changed, findings they’re still working to explain. The rocket science is much further ahead than the medical research and the medical support.

Palliative Care Gives Comfort In Painful Situations

The death of a child is always painful. It takes immense courage and fortitude for any parent to forgo life support for a child, even in the face of futility. Dr. Chong Poh Heng's comment that letting go is extremely difficult "because so much future is at stake" resonates deeply with most people. In the cases of 23-month-old Alfie Evans and 11-month-old Charlie Gard, who both suffered profound and irreversible brain damage, the court allowed the withdrawal of mechanical ventilation against their parents' expressed wishes.